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passerine

of, relating to, or belonging to the Passeriformes, an order of birds characterized by the perching habit: includes the larks, finches, crows, thrushes, starlings, etc.
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Coupling of dispersal and aggression facilitates the rapid range expansion of a passerine bird.
The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), a migratory passerine bird, is known to be infected with the blood parasite Plasmodium relictum.
Viremia does not develop in most passerine birds (3,4), which are not able to pass the virus to ticks.
Rates of absolute growth were 50% 100% higher in affected birds than they were in control birds and exceeded records from other passerine bird species.
Female survival, lifetime reproductive success and mating status in a passerine bird.
Analysis of breeding bird surveys and annual winter bird censuses (Christmas bird count) from a wide array of passerine bird species showed local declines in WNV "hotspots" but no declines at the range-wide scale that can be attributed to WNV (J.
No predation of passerine bird nests was recorded, although 3-5% of nestlings disappeared from their nests possibly because of human capture (Higuchi and Koike 1977).
Our observation that passerine bird species were generally competent for WNV transmission is consistent with the role of these birds as hosts for other flaviviruses such as SLEV and Japanese encephalitis virus (18,19).
Though most of the text focuses on psittacine bird and passerine bird diseases and therapeutics, Chapters 36 through 42 provide information on the management of nonpsittacine birds, including waterfowl, racing pigeons, passerine birds, raptors, and ratites.
7) Several Knemidokoptes species have been identified in birds, most commonly, Knemidokoptes pilae, which affects legs and face of psittacine birds, K jamaicensis, which affects legs and beak of passerine birds, and Knemidokoptes mutans, which causes feather breakage and loss, typically in chickens.